Annual Report 2012-2013

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Mailing Address

From the President

Cornelius M. Kerwin

Cornelius M. Kerwin

This past year saw unprecedented transformational change at American University, as we began building the projects outlined in the 2011 campus plan and continued implementing the academic and service goals of our strategic plan.

We opened our two newest student residences—Cassell Hall and the Nebraska Hall addition. Renovations were finished at 4401 Connecticut Avenue as the new home of WAMU 88.5, University Communications and Marketing, and the Office of Development and Alumni Relations. Work continues on the McKinley Building, the new home of the School of Communication; and we broke ground on the Tenley Campus, the new home of the Washington College of Law.

These projects, along with the forthcoming East Campus residential and academic community, are cornerstones of our strategic goals to ensure the strength of AU’s future.

Also this past year, AU proudly welcomed three new deans and outstanding new faculty members of the highest teaching and research caliber, and we created a new academic unit—the School of Professional and Extended Studies—to coordinate and strengthen programs that will be vital to our academic future.

AU’s students continue to excel and earn prestigious awards, including Boren, Truman, and Udall scholarships. Their accomplishments are chronicled in this report. Externally, AU is earning recognition in new and prestigious ways through rankings, ratings, and peer reviews.

We are proud of everything that American University has accomplished over the past year through strategic planning and implementation, as AU builds on its rich history and moves solidly into the future.


Cornelius M. Kerwin